Ceiling, high on the wall, floors?
We have a flat roof Spanish home built in 1931 with the original Knob & Tube wiring. The appearance from the attic crawl space is that the knob and tube is in good condition with no signs of drying/burning, etc.
The home is 1,346 sqft with 8 rooms, 3 bdrms, and 2 bathrooms - our home has plaster walls and ceilings that we would want protected.
We just received an estimate for a Trane XL1400 Super Efficiency Air Conditioner and a XL90 Forced Air heater unit since we currently have a wall heater with lousy efficiency.
We are sincerely concerned with where the ducting and vents should go. The attic space is only about 3' high and we are putting 11" of insulation up there - so it will be congested. We don't have a basement, but do have a crawl space.
The actual unit is a split system with the one part going in a 3'x3' closet in the laundry room and the A/C unit going outside. So the placement of the unit is not the problem, just the placement of the vents and ducting which will require cutting.
Also, we are in California with the 'energy crisis' - so optimum energy efficiency is key.
We want to do what is absolute best, not necessarily what is 'easiest' for the installer.
Any recommendations or suggestions? firstname.lastname@example.org
[This message has been edited by gfnrf (edited February 05, 2001).]